Stafford Hospital’s Woodbridge Center Honored
August 31, 2012 10:53 am - Potomac Local News
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Stafford Hospital Imaging at Woodbridge has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
Stafford Hospital Imaging at Woodbridge, at 12731 Marblestone Drive, Suite 102, began seeing patients in March. The center is staffed with highly trained radiation technologists, and all studies are interpreted by the board-certified radiologists of Radiological Associates of Fredericksburg.
Services offered include: DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorption), bone density scans, screening mammography, ultrasound, and x-ray.